A romantic comedy that confirms the talent and uniqueness of its director
Xiao Xinhui works as an assistant photographer on the set of a commercial. On this occasion, she meets Gu Jintai, a blind man whom she falls in love with when she has just started an affair with the director who employs him. When the latter offers to show her around Europe, the young woman, hesitant, will have to choose between love and her dearest dream...
The second feature film by the great Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien, Cheerful Wind is also the second part of his trilogy devoted to romantic comedy, starring the trio who made the success of his first film Cute Girl . The future director of Flowers of Shanghai and Millennium Mambo brilliantly seizes the genre to analyze the social relations between men and women. To be discovered for the first time on Blu-ray™ in its 2K restoration!
CHEERFUL WIND by Hou Hsiao-hsien (1982 - Colors - 92 mins) New 2K restoration Original version with subtitles
Blu-ray or DVD edition
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD*)
.SHIMMERING (13 mins) “We see a trajectory being built, ideas about cinema beginning to assert themselves within the very constrained frameworks of the Taiwanese entertainment industry at that time. An interview with Jean-Michel Frodon, journalist, film critic and associate professor at Sciences Po.
.CATERING (2 mins) A comparison before/after restoration of certain scenes of the film.
* In HD on the Blu-ray™ edition
BD 25 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 2.35 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 92 mn
DVD 9 •NEW RESTORED MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles 2.35 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 88 mins